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15-year-old Sangita stands in the remains of what was her room which partly survived the earthquake.<br />
'I was at home with my mother when the ground started shaking. We were frightened, but could not run out of the house, there was a lot of noise, everything was falling. We were hidden in a corner of the room until it was over. The wall collapsed just in front of my eyes, I thought this is the end.'<br />
Sangita returned to her home only a week after the earthquake to collect her clothes and things that survived. 'I am lucky that I’m still alive.... Our neighbours died, their bodies are still under the rubble.'<br />
On 25 April 2015 a powerful earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck central Nepal, causing widespread destruction and killing approximately 7,760 people (29 April estimate).